Use Dry Ice To Make Soft Serve Without An Ice Cream Machine

Some of our favourite recipes to make during summer include no-cook frozen desserts like blackberry-lemon ice cream, but if you don’t own an ice cream maker, you can often feel like you’re missing out. Thankfully, you can be in on the action with recipes like this soft-serve ice cream — no ice cream maker required.

Instead, this extremely fun ChefSteps video highlights a method that calls for a blender, a stand mixer, a piping bag, some dry ice, and a little bit of elbow grease. And unlike every other soft serve you’ve probably eaten, this one only contains six ingredients, and all of them are natural: milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk powder.

The process is actually pretty simple: blend the ingredients together to form a base; pound dry ice into sandy bits. Then you churn the base in a stand mixer, slowly adding in the dry ice. Sure, you probably don’t have dry ice lying around the house, but it’s relatively inexpensive and you can even make it yourself. It also makes a pretty fun weekend project to make, especially with kids.

Stick around for the whole video below (especially if you’re an animal lover).

Soft Serve Ice Cream [ChefSteps]

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